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All articles & reviews tagged with world-mission

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October 2021
Articles > World Mission > Asia > Philippines

Good news for the Philippines

500 years ago at the Diet of Worms, one man – Martin Luther – took a stand against his many accusers and famously declared: ‘My conscience is captive to the Word of God… here I stand!’ It was in that very same year, 1521, that another significant event was taking place. On the other…

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February 2021
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Western Europe > France

France: the mission field next door

Western Europe was where the Reformation began. Schoolchildren in France are taught this, but it remains absent from the English National Curriculum. Moreover, finding a church where the Reformed doctrines of grace are taught is increasingly difficult for many believers. Lausanne Free Church (LFC) in Switzerland (which is English-speaking and Reformed) welcomes anglophones who…

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May 2020
Articles > World Mission > Europe > Southern Europe > Italy

Speaking with a pastor in Italy’s coronavirus ‘Hot Zone’

As reports of the coronavirus spread around the world, pastors and church leaders are discussing how they should respond to the outbreak. Throughout church history, many pastors have worked through similar challenges. As a young village preacher, Charles Spurgeon admired the Puritan ministers who stayed behind to care for the sick and dying during…

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August 2019
Articles > World Mission > Asia > Southern Asia > Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka: mission trip following Easter bombings

Despite the earlier Easter terrorist bombings in Sri Lanka, a team of five of us travelled to the country as planned. We were to speak at a church workers’ conference and provide women’s and children’s ministry to local churches connected with the Lanka Evangelical Fellowship of Churches (LEFC). The team comprised Mark and Sue…

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July 2019
Articles > World Mission

What in the world is happening to missions? Cultural imperialism, tribalism, pragmatism and resources

This is the fourth and final article in a series written by experienced missionary, Will Niven, which asks some searching and important questions about the current evangelical approach to missions. In my previous three articles, I highlighted what I perceive to be some of the problems within the current evangelical approach to missions. I…

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July 2019
News > Conferences

European Missionary Fellowship Spring Conference

It was delightful to welcome almost sixty people to the EMF spring conference, held in early April at Ballymoney Baptist Church, Northern Ireland. The theme for the day was ‘Building for the Future’. Two of our most experienced mission-partners – Dawid Koziol from Zywiec in Poland and Manuel Franco from Almunecar in Spain –…

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June 2019
Articles > World Mission

What in the world is happening to missions? Evaluation, accountability and priorities

This is the third in a series of four articles in which experienced missionary Will Niven asks some searching and important questions about the current evangelical approach to missions. In my previous two articles, I highlighted what I perceive to be some of the problems within the current evangelical approach to missions. I have…

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